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The Austen Riggs Center Announces Schedule for Erikson Institute 2016-17 Friday Night Guest Lecture Series
Stockbridge, MA – September 13, 2016 – The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016-17 Friday Night Guest Lecture Series. Started more than 45 years ago, this series continues to bring a diverse group of presenters to Riggs to speak on a broad range of topics in a collaborative partnership of learning and dialogue.
“We have an outstanding lineup of lectures occurring at the intersection of psychoanalysis, race, culture, human development, and research; I invite anyone with an interest in these topics to attend,” remarks Director of the Erikson Institute Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP. Friday Night Guest Lectures are offered free of charge and held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the large conference room of the Medical Office Building at the Austen Riggs Center, located at 25 Main Street in Stockbridge, MA. Continuing education credit is offered – see individual events for details.
The 2016-17 Friday Night Guest Lecture Series schedule is as follows:
September 16, 2016: On Engagement – The Boston Change Process Study Group (BCPSG)
November 4, 2016: Internal Racism in Clinical Practice – M. Fakhry Davids, MSc
December 9, 2016: The Challenges and Opportunities in Psychotherapeutic Work with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Fred Volkmar, MD
January 27, 2017: Working Across Racial Lines – Warren Spielberg, PhD, and Kirkland C. Vaughans, PhD
February 10, 2017: The Canary in the Mind: On the Fate of Dreams in Psychoanalysis and in Modern Life – Paul Lippmann, PhD
March 31, 2017: Rebooting Suicide Prevention: Population-Based Public Health Approaches in Schools, Communities, and Mental Health Facilities – David N. Miller, PhD
April 21, 2017: YASMIN ROBERTS MEMORIAL LECTURE Mental Pain – Christopher Bollas, PhD
May 12, 2017: Integrating Biological, Developmental, and Social Perspectives on the Impact of Trauma: Implications for Treatment – Bekh Bradley, PhD
In concert with the Friday Night Guest Lecture Series, two Saturday Morning Workshops are being offered. Workshops are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., are open to licensed mental health professionals, and require advance registration and payment of a non-refundable fee of $25.00 – register online (www.austenriggs.org/events) or call  931.5230. Continuing education credits are offered – see individual events for details. Space is limited.
Saturday Morning Workshops
September 17, 2016: Engagement and Moving Through – The Boston Change Process Study Group
January 28, 2017: Working Across Racial Lines – Warren Spielberg, PhD, and Kirkland C. Vaughans, PhD
For additional details, visit: www.austenriggs.org/events.
About the Austen Riggs Center
Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, has been serving adults since 1919. Within a completely open setting, patients are provided immersion in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times per week by doctors on staff.
The Austen Riggs Center is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information about its services, please call  298.5511 or  517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.
About the Erikson Institute
The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center promotes education and research in psychodynamic thought and treatment, often in partnership with a range of disciplines, and brings a clinically-informed, psychosocial perspective to societal problems. www.austenriggs.org/erikson-institute